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Best October Skiing Ever?

On Saturday, October 30th 3 VOCers set out to take advantage of the sunny weather and recent snowstorm. We decided to go to Shovelnose Creek, a hot backcountry skiing destination accessed by a long drive up the Squamish River Valley. … Continue reading

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Kayak & Hike to Underhill Peak

Thank you, Isaac, for organizing this amazing trip! The plan for this Saturday was: Have a group of 6 VOCers meet at Deep Cove, kayak to Thwaytes landing, hike up Underhill Peak, come back and eat Honey’s donuts (of course). … Continue reading

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Comox Glacier Trip, September 6th, 2019

We went to Comox Glacier on this deactivated logging road that really bugs me when my dad’s driving on it because your head bouncing on the seat cushion feels like somebody is hammering your head. I got carsick and I … Continue reading

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Two Dudes and a Needle

After trying and failing to write at least five prior TR’s, I’ve finally kicked one out the door. Amazing. Plan for the long weekend was originally to summit Whitecap, that fell apart when the weather report was briefly really bad … Continue reading

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Companion Rescue Drills

Saturday December 2nd, 8 VOC members went towards Garibaldi Provincial Park for some avalanche rescue practice, skiing and touring. The morning weather in Vancouver was rainy, which indicated potential snowy weather in the mountains. The group gathered at McDonalds in … Continue reading

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Stairs: An account of the Baden Powell Trail

After waking up at the obscenely early time of 5:30am on a Saturday, I made my way to the bus stop, hopped on to the first bus that came by and struggled not to fall asleep as I made my … Continue reading

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Crevasse rescue practice June 2016

Caitlin Schneider and I (Julien Renard) went to the Wedgemount glacier to practise crevasse rescues. Are you confident travelling on a glacier? Can you self-arrest? Can you rescue people out of a crevasse? While these are perfectly valid questions to … Continue reading

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Skypilot Scramble, August 2016

  Participants: Jonah Adelman, Amin Aziznia, Enrique Cabon, and Mirko Moeller Date: August 27th, 2016 Recently settling in at UBC and it’s Jumpstart program for international students, I thought scrambling in Squamish sounded like a satisfying way to introduce myself … Continue reading

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Blackcomb-Currie daytrip

Saturday, April 2nd. Normally, when trying to do a new (to me) ski traverse as a day-trip I end up spending far more time researching/planning the trip than I do on the trip itself (I think, for Tantalus it might … Continue reading

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Good times on bad rock-Blanchard Needle in July.

Rising to a modest 1550m, Blanchard is not the tallest of the peaks in the area, but to me it always held significance as the pointy objective in my own backyard. I see it driving back home to PoCo, and … Continue reading

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